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Govt depts’ power dues mount to Rs 8,800 crore

While small amounts have been cleared by a few departments, officials said the arrears continue to shoot up.

29 Nov 2020

Andhra govt pushes for ‘regular and unconditional’ reimbursement for completing Polavaram on time

The Centre has agreed to fund 100 per cent cost of irrigation component to be incurred after April 1, 2014.

25 Nov 2020

Polavaram Project Authority recommends RCE at 2017-18 PL

However, the PPA added that a decision on the request of AP to include water supply component in the irrigation component cost may be taken by MoJS.

22 Nov 2020

Will BJP spring a surprise in Tirupati bypoll after Dubbaka?

The BJP State leaders, however, are confident of making a mark this time.

22 Nov 2020

Andhra Pradesh electricity regulatory panel gives in-principle nod for Polavaram evacuation plan

Though the evacuation scheme was cleared by the commission in July, 2018, APTransco had submitted a revised plan, which included erection of a 400 KV line.

21 Nov 2020

Andhra seeks corrections in PPA meet minutes on revised cost estimates

It may be recalled that the State officials, after the meeting earlier this month, said that the PPA responded positively for the consideration of 2017-18 PL. 

19 Nov 2020

‘10,000 MW solar plants will help Andhra Pradesh save Rs 48,000 crore over 30 years’

Andhra Pradesh currently has installed capacity of 20,081 MW, of which renewable energy is 8,220 MW; Green Energy Corp yet to get project appraised by APERC

14 Nov 2020

Tenders for two barrages downstream Prakasam Barrage to be re-invited

Though the department has invited bids on October 12 and scheduled to award it by October 29, a few consultancies sought relaxation in the eligibility requirement. 

11 Nov 2020

Andhra Pradesh to push for acceptance of RCE at 2017-18 PL at Polavaram project meet today

However, the MoF, on October 12 this year, made it clear that funding would be given to only the irrigation component that too as per the RCE at the 2013-14 PL for 2010-11 work quantities.

02 Nov 2020

2013-14 or 2017-18 price level? All eyes on Polavaram Project Authority meet 

The PPA has scheduled the meeting as the Union Ministry of Jal Shakti (MoJS) asked the PPA to confirm the price level to be considered for the RCE of the project.

28 Oct 2020

Anhdra Pradesh to stand firm on Polavaram Irrigation Project cost

The PPA is expected to hold a meeting next week, where the officials are set to make it clear that 2017-18 PL should be cleared.

25 Oct 2020

Two projects to check viability of tidal energy plants in AP

The energy generated will be used for water purification in tribal areas, and desalination, among other purposes, he added. 

24 Oct 2020

Andhra invites DPR tenders for barrages along the Krishna

As of Friday, the cumulative surplus let into the sea stood at 844 TMC, much higher than last year’s 798 TMC, and is expected to touch 900 TMC as the flood is expected to continue.

17 Oct 2020

Despite Andhra government's help, power sector paints grim picture

The officials said it was ‘excruciating’ for the power utilities to even meet day finance needs as collections fell due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

15 Oct 2020

Periodical fund release critical for completion of Polavaram on time

Rs 18,000 cr required in next six months to complete first phase as targeted by Dec 2021.

10 Oct 2020